The Café La Llave story begins almost a century-and-a-half ago when two brothers, Jose María and Ramón Gaviña arrived in the New World with a simple dream - to seek a better life. It is in the rich coffee-bearing mountains of southern Cuba where their story began cultivating some of the world's finest coffees. The rest, as they say, is history.
From growers, the brothers then started roasting coffee in their estate, Hacienda Buenos Aires, gaining the respect and love of the community. It was also here where Francisco Gaviña was born; where he raised his 4 children teaching them the art of coffee - growing quality coffee and roasting it to perfection.
Leaving Cuba during the revolution, Francisco and his family settled in Los Angeles, California returning to the coffee business in 1967 - fulfilling a dream of bringing an authentic taste of home to Latinos everywhere.
It takes more than passion to create an authentic cafecito. It takes dedication, a rich history and over 143 years of coffee-roasting expertise. A tradition that began in Cuba, Café La Llave is specially roasted for the classic Latin flavor perfected by Latin coffee drinkers, for Latin coffee drinkers. That's family tradition you can taste.
With the rich, full-bodied yet surprisingly smooth flavor of the world's only true Latin coffee. Perfect for mornings, afternoon pick-me-ups or as a guiltless indulgence after a perfect meal amongst friends and family.Contact Us